Thirty-two food trucks came. Thousands ate. Five bands played. Countless cups of craft brews were served. And, one truck was crowned champion. The 5th annual Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition took Veterans Park by storm Aug. 18.
Thousands of attendees converged on Veterans Park for the third annual Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition Aug. 13 to devour cuisine from 36 food trucks, celebrating with grand prize winner Tortilla Street Food, and contributing to an estimated $25,000 being raised for charity.
Brett Turner of the Springfield News-Sun has reported that the Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition has gained national exposure after just two years, with the March 17 premier of “Food Factory: Night Shift” a spinoff of the popular cable series “Food Factory.”
Set your DVRs! The Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition will be featured on the USA FYI Network premiere episode of Food Factory Night Shift on Thursday, March 17 at 1 p.m. EST.
Mojo Tago, from Powell, Ohio, took home the $10,000 grand prize for having the Best Food Truck Cuisine, with its Korean Short Rib BBQ taco, as voted on by a panel of celebrity judges during the second annual Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition on Saturday.
The food truck craze that has swept the nation came to Springfield on Saturday with the city’s first-ever Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition.